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Latvia: Baltic Pride March

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Latvia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, LGBTQ+, Politics, Protest

“The Baltic Pride march took place in Riga on May 16 with almost no problems,” Free Speech Emergency in Latvia reports [1]. “The active counter demonstrators were just a little more in number than the marchers. […] An interesting observation […] was a scene at one street crossing passed by the march where there were perhaps 150 people simply watching, expressing no negative emotions. Maybe there is a seed of tolerance, though judging by the hysterical and hateful comments in the portals (delfi.lv), this is still a country with a huge element of post-soviet, mindless neanderthals.”